Wellness In Schools Program (WISP)

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Mental Health Student Services Act Grant (MHSSA)

In 2021, the Contra Costa Office of Education, in partnership with Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services, was awarded a four-year Mental Health Student Services Act (MHSSA) grant from the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC).

Through this grant, the County has established the Wellness in Schools Program (WISP) that will leverage and expand upon existing school-based behavioral health services to provide all students in the County with access to needed behavioral health services and supports in a timely manner. 

Upcoming Wellness in Schools Programs Events & Trainings

Total events: 1


School-Based Mental Health Collaborative

Location: 77 Santa Barbara Rd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Time:10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Newsletter Archive

The Wellness in Schools Program quarterly newsletter will provide you with valuable mental health events, trainings, and resources throughout Contra Costa County. 

The Bright Side is designed to provide school staff with a break for mental wellness. In this bi-monthly bulletin you will find:

  • Tips and Resources to help you cope with stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue.
  • Stories and insights from school wellness professionals who are making a difference in the Contra Costa Community.
  • Fun and uplifting content to brighten your day and inspire you.

To receive the latest on mental health education and resources in Contra Costa, please sign up to receive communications from The Wellness in Schools Program, click here

Quarterly Newsletters

May 2023: Wellness in Schools Program Yearly Update
September 2023: September is Suicide Awareness Month
December 2023: Prioritizing Mental Well-Being During the Holiday Season
February 2024: The Importance of Connection 
April 2024: April is Stress Awareness Month

The Bright Side Bulletin

August 2023: The Bright Side Bulletin wishes you a Happy National Dog Month!
October 2023: Mental Health Doesn't Have to Be Scary! 


TITLE NAME (click to email) PHONE
WISP Manager Ade Gobir (925) 942-5372
WISP Administrative Assistant Moira Anwar
 (925) 942-3401
WISP Liaison, South County Kathy Estrada (925) 942-3472
WISP Liaison, West County Edmund Arnold (925) 942-3341
WISP Liaison Mary Lucido
(925) 942-3469
WISP Liaison, East County Ali Cannon (925) 942-3471
WISP Liaison, Homeless & Foster Youth Kevanne Dobbs  (925) 942-3468

The content included here is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  If you or your student are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).

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